Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

I first discovered Hannah Gold’s writing last year when she was launching her debut children’s novel, ‘The Last Polar Bear’. She talked with such passion about the plight of the polar bears, her writing and her excitement over Levi Pinfold’s illustrations, that I immediately bought a copy for my daughter. We both loved it. In … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Lost Whale’ by Hannah Gold

Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell

This week, we celebrate the publication of another delightful historical mystery from one of my favourite middle grade fiction writers, A. M. Howell. Following on from last year’s hugely popular ‘Mystery of the Nightwatchers’, this time we’re visiting post-war Norfolk for ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’. Excited? You should be! It’s 1948, and Ruth … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Secret of the Treasure Keepers’ by A. M. Howell

Book review of ‘A Spoonful of Murder’ by J. M. Hall

There's a bit of a resurrgence of the Miss Marple-esque elderly lady sleuth going on at the moment. I blame Richard Osman. A Spoonful of Sugar promised so much, but I'm not too convinced that it entirely delivers. A Spoonful of Sugar is set around the East Yorkshire towns of Thirsk and Northallerton, and promises … Continue reading Book review of ‘A Spoonful of Murder’ by J. M. Hall

Book review of ‘Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter’ by Lizzie Pook

In this novel, we find ourselves in Western Australia in 1886. Eliza Brightwell has been living with her family at Bannin Bay since their arrival when she was ten years old. Ten years later, and Eliza’s eccentric father has become a successful and respected captain of a pearl-diving boat. When the boat returns after months … Continue reading Book review of ‘Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter’ by Lizzie Pook

Book Review of ‘The Light House’ by Fran Dorricot

No one expected them to go there. The question is: will any of them leave? Six friends travel to a remote island north of the Scottish Highlands for an old school reunion. They’ve rented The Lighthouse – a stunning, now abandoned building that was once notorious for deaths at sea. On the first evening, someone goes … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Light House’ by Fran Dorricot